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Minneapolis/St. Paul: 3 new autism centers; 'overwhelming demand'

June 25, 2020, SouthernMinn.com: Three New Autism Centers for Children Opening This Week in Twin Cities Metro Area https://www.southernminn.com/around_the_web/news/article_20e8c83e-b896-5c3d-b4d1-4922334ff717.html MINNEAPOLIS, Caravel Autism Health is hosting grand opening events at three new autism therapy centers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area this week. These centers are specifically designed to serve children with autism and their families. They are staffed by specialists who provide diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based treatment, and family guidance and counseling. The centers are located in Plymouth, Lakeville, and Shakopee.

One in 54 children in the U.S. has autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Minnesota, one in 44 children has autism. As Caravel Autism Health CEO Mike Miller explained, "We have seen overwhelming demand from Minnesota families who want access to autism health specialists who can provide both diagnosis and treatment. Our new centers will help close this provider shortage gap by reducing wait times and giving families access to the therapy their children need."….

Caravel Autism Health has already opened the doors to autism therapy centers in White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Mankato, and Rochester.